Watch: Psaki Belittles Reporter, Ultimately Admits Biden Doesn't Get On Weekly COVID Calls
Jen Psaki got pretty snappy with Philip Wegmann from RealClearPolitics Monday after he asked a completely legitimate question. Wegmann said that several governors told him that president Biden and VP Harris have not attended the weekly COVID-19 meetings. The White House Press secretary tried to belittle the reporter by employing that his 'multiple source' claim was bogus and redirected the questioning back towards the reporter.
Wegmann questioned, "I’ve heard from a number of governors who are frustrated that they haven’t heard directly from President Biden on these weekly coordinating COVID calls. Why hasn’t he joined those weekly calls?"
This prompted the visibly angry Press Sec to repeatedly ask the reporter how many governors told him that only to interrupt him each time.
"Like, how many? One, two?", Psaki snapped.
Wegmann tried to redirect the irritated Psaki back to the question, "Well, I’m actually curious to see how many times he’s joined those calls, and if there’s a reason why —"
Psaki snapped back again telling Wegmann she was more interested in her own question. The reporter explained that it was in his story submitted online. He added that two governors went on record but a number of them were not comfortable with being quoted. Given Psaki's ridiculous behavior- it's easy to see why they would hesitate.
Psaki then went on a long tangent about how Biden is not expected to attend the calls:
"OK, so, two governors and some anonymous governors. I will say that the intention was never for the weekly call, the COVID call that is led by our COVID coordinator, to be a part, for the President to be leading that call. The intention was for our COVID coordinator to be providing an update directly from the president, directly from our work across the federal government to get the pandemic under control. And what we’ve done on that call is provided weekly updates on the number of doses that are going out to states, which have increased nearly every week, we’re talking about an average of about 28 million out to states now, it’s an opportunity to engage and have a discussion about where there are challenges in the system, how to better operationalize, better communicate, which was a complaint that we came in and tried to solve when we came into office. So that was the intention. I can assure you that the American public, governors hear quite a great deal from the president on his plans to get the pandemic under control, and it’s in excellent hands with his COVID coordinator."
Wegmann asked again, "To clarify: he has not joined. Does he have any plans in the future to join those calls?"
Psaki tried to brush off the reporter's completely legitimate question as being 'non-controversial'. BUT why wouldn't Americans expect their president to be involved in weekly meetings addressing pandemic issues? Don't you think?